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Original air date: April 2, 2007
He doesn't want to be in a wheelchair when he goes to the Cabinet meeting to decide if he's fit to be President, so he asks Dr. Welton to give him a shot of adrenaline. The doctor cautions that this will raise his blood pressure and so it's not the best idea. Palmer wants it anyways. He puts on a strong face for the Cabinet.
What's up with Gredenko?
He agrees to help CTU get Fayed in exchange for full amnesty and the promise that he won't get sent back to Russia.
What's up with Fayed?
He agrees to meet Gredenko at the Santa Monica Pier. He needs the information from Gredenko to inflict the most damage. His associate, Halil, wants to detonate the bombs now, before more obstacles come there way. Fayed tells him he'll be back and goes to meet Gredenko.
What's up with Jack?
Jack has Gredenko and is going to keep watch on him while he goes to meet Fayed at the Santa Monica pier. Jack says that he has no intention of honoring Gredenko's terms and that he doesn't trust him.
What's up with Nadia?
She tells Milo that they need to move past the accusations against her and the kiss to get through the day. Doyle calls her into his office. He says he has evidence that it was Milo's oversight that caused the security leak. Doyle asks her to update the security profiles on Milo's machine, then Milo will avoid embarrassment and won't be carted away by security. She reluctantly agrees.
What's up with Milo?
He can't stop thinking about Nadia. She lies and asks him to fix her system, while he's at her workstation, she checks for the security update for Doyle. He watches suspiciously while Nadia and Doyle keep meeting with each other.
What's up with Mike Doyle?
After Nadia updates Milo's computer with the security protocol that was missing, Mike deletes the log file. His reason: Doyle says Milo didn't make that mistake on purpose and he needs him on task at CTU to fight the terrorists. Then, he quotes the Koran to Nadia saying that Nadia's found her answer in her faith, but he's still looking for answers.
How does it all end up?
Tom Lennox tells the Cabinet, that per the 25th Amendment, it's up to them to decide if the president is well enough to handle his job as commander-in-chief. Since it's largely a medical decision, they call in the President's surgeon, Dr. Welton. The doctor says the President's gravest danger has passed and that his cognitive functions are normal.
The doctor is dismissed and both the president and vice president's make their cases. The president says that to remove him from office would be a betrayal to the American people who voted him in. Vice President Daniels counters that the country is in a time of war and they need strong enough president who will defend the country.
After a 10 minute recess the Cabinet votes: it's a 7-7 tie. The Attorney General says while the 25th Amendment is vague, it's clear to him that it states a majority is needed for the vice president to assume power. Since there wasn't a majority, the president is still in charge.